SERVPRO of North Central Mesa Water Damage Restoration Equipment
SERVPRO Has an Extensive Line of Equipment to Mitigate Household Flooding in Mesa Arizona
What Inspection Devices are Used?
Before any restoration can take place, a scope gets done on the premises. This tells the technicians which areas of the structure are impacted by the water. It also helps them define to what extent structural elements and the content have absorbed the moisture. Our technicians use several inspection devices to find and track moisture and assist with water removal for your home or business in Mesa, Arizona. These include:
- Moisture Sensors – Equipped with short probes, the moisture sensors are used to detect moisture levels in carpets and padding. They determine whether or not water has infiltrated the subflooring. It only detects the presence of moisture; it does not measure the moisture levels.
- Thermal Imaging Cameras – Used to inspect and monitor moisture readings in building materials. They help technicians in evaluating the extent of moisture/damage. Infrared cameras assist technicians in finding water that has traveled behind structural elements.
- Moisture Meters – These are used to inspect the moisture content in different types of materials. They are often used for detecting the moisture level of wood. There are two types of moisture meters:
- Penetrating – This type penetrates the material and assesses the moisture content using the principle of electrical conductivity. Multiple layers of material can be tested with the probes.
- Non-penetrating – Cause no surface damage and are used to find high levels of water in material such as drywall and some wood surfaces.
- Thermal Hygrometers – This measures the relative humidity and temperature of air in a general area. There are standard levels of humidity that allow technicians to determine what moisture needs to be removed from structural elements.
- Manometer – Manometers measure gas or vapor pressure. It helps maintain proper air quality.
- Inspection Cameras & Borescopes – They are used to help technicians look into cavities that are not easily accessible. It can help technicians determine if contamination is present in those areas.
What Pumps Are Used to Extract Water?
SERVPRO of North Central Mesa has several types of pumps used for water removal in residential and commercial properties in Mesa Arizona. The pumps we use are primarily centrifugal pumps. We have truck mounted and portable pumps. There are three main types of pumps our technicians employ.
- Self-priming trash pumps are used when there are solids in the liquid. They are classified as slurry, full trash, trash, or semi-trash pumps, depending on the amount and size of the debris.
- High-pressure pumps are utilized in areas such as basements and garages. They are quite powerful.
- Submersible pumps are the types of pumps we use most often. They are electric and come in smaller portable units and larger industrial units. They can operate quietly in the background.
Our technicians are trained on how to assess just what pumps need to be used in the current site they are working on. Water extraction is the first step to the restoration of a property. Standing water not only deteriorates building material but can cause secondary damage such as mold.
What Do You Use to Dry the Home?
The Drying phase begins after as much water is removed as is possible. When you hire SERVPRO of North Central Mesa, you are getting a team that knows how to use the right equipment in the right ratio for the best drying results. We focus on drying as much of the structure in place as possible to decrease reconstruction time and costs. Our drying equipment consists of:
- Centrifugal Air Movers – These units focus on replacing the damp, moist air with fresh airflow. They should be positioned to work in conjunction with our other drying equipment. Attachments such as a carpet clamp can “float” carpets. This allows them to dry from underneath and from the top to get a better and quicker drying result.
- Axial Air Movers – These types of air movers drive larger volumes of air and can cover more area than the centrifugal units.
- Structural Drying Equipment – We use various tools that allow technicians to direct warm, dry air into cavities not easily reached.
- Dehumidifiers – There are several types of dehumidifiers we use. Their basic function is to heat
Other equipment that can be utilized includes portable electric heaters and air conditioning units. With this arsenal of tools available for water damage restoration, it is no wonder SERVPRO is top in their field.
Contact SERVPRO of North Central Mesa at (480) 553-7103 for quality water removal condo service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster